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rls7201

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  1. Before you start working on those valves, raise the right side and dump. Then before you remove the valves, raise the left side and any drips that are left in the tank will be away from the valve. No Mess......... Richard
  2. The DW and I travel in a 1995 33" 8' wide Bounder.The ol Boundeer has owned us since 2002. It treats us very well. Provides a comfortable ride and stays on the road. We feed it well with one gallon of 87 octane every 7 miles. Last Year the ol Bouncer stood still long enough for me to feed it some paint to replace the stripes. Then I gave it a bath with some Zep Wet Look. The Dometic absorption frig keeps the ice cream hard and the lower portion at 32-34ยบ at all times. The bed is toasty warm at night when the ol Bounder turns on the 12 volt electric blanket a few minutes before bedtime. We have a magic switch by the sink, that when flipped puts hot water in the shower. Sure hope it keeps working until I can figure it out. When driving down the road, the ol Bounder keeps the batteries charged, so we can watch the 12 volt TVs, play on the internet an be toasty when we run the furnace. Sometimes when we stop for a few days, the ol Bounder will flip the switch to the solar panel lifts and we can watch the panels rise up into the air to collect that stuff from the sun. Boy! That makes the Bounder's batteries happy. And the batteries do need to be kept happy to spin over that 528 stroker, high compression engine. I did rectify the ol Bounder's cataracts with new LED headlight bulbs that are aimed correctly and don't point in your eyes unless I want the high beams to. OH yeah, the tail lights are LED panels from Bargman, that you can actually see in the day too. One of the ol Bounder's downfalls is the 100 gallon fresh water tank. It takes forever to fill. And then those two pesky 50 gallon waste water tanks take a long time to empty. I guess that's the price we have to pay every 7-10 days to sit off grid. The RVing life is tough but I guess we are learning to adapt to it. Richard
  3. There are some of us that have had great results with an absorption unit. My ice cream is always hard. (don't go there GRIN) But my 25 year old Dometic was built before lesser materials were used in the boiler unit. It hasn't burned us down yet. And my refrig was installed properly, so that all the air flows through the tubing and coils. We spend a lot of time off line and don't need the extra electrical drain of a home unit. While home units are cheaper to purchase, there is still the expense of extra batteries on a rotating time frame and inverters. Richard
  4. I'm one of those that have no need for a residential fridge. The wife and I live out of a 8 cu ft Dometic fridge. There is always a store close by. The first cooling unit lasted 18 years and the second one also works as designed. Fridge stays at 32-36 degrees and the freezer stays between -5 to -15. But.........the fridge was installed properly and all the clearances are at or better than Dometic's specs. We spend most of the winter off grid with 500 watts of solar and 4 GC2 batteries. Never a worry about 12 volt power.
  5. While snow birding in SoCal we had transmission failure. While the MH was at the shop for 10 days our solar kept the batteries charged and the food in the refrigerator fresh. It was really nice not having to empty the refrigerator.
  6. Here are the type of 5/8" locking pin I use for the toe bar to MH locks I suspect they can be supplied keyed alike if 2 are needed.. Mine are The same company should supply keyed alike locks in 1/2" for the toe bar to toad. Mine have performed flawlessly for about 5 years. Key goes into lock easy and the tumblers are always willing to cooperate. Richard
  7. Ford F53 owners manual up to and including 1997, clearly states to change the brake fluid every 2 years. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, and moisture will very slowly get past the seals and into the brake fluid.
  8. Does my ol 95 Bounder qualify for vintage junk?
  9. We tow a 2013 CRV, with brake buddy, with no battery problems. If you have the navigation display, you must pull the fuse indicated in your owners manual. Most owners with out the navigation display find pulling the fuse unnecessary. Richard
  10. We tow a 2013 CRV, with brake buddy, with no battery problems. If you have the navigation display, you must pull the fuse indicated in your owners manual. Most owners with out the navigation display find pulling the fuse unnecessary.

    Richard

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